Updated: Jul 15, 2020
The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king. But Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.” 1 Samuel 16:1-2
We all get hurt over broken relationships just like Samuel did over Saul. The thing we will hurt the most over is what could I have done differently. Saul represents all of our what ifs, if onlys, should have, could have and would have we carry on a daily basis. While disappointment and betrayal are real, it's time to GET OVER IT. The Saul’s of our life are merely distractions. Looking at verse two, not only did the fact that Saul lost his place as King hurt Samuel, it actually caused him to forget who he was! He appeared to be afraid of Saul more than he was of disobeying God, Himself.Today eating lunch Pastor Zimmerman brought this Bible story up. I had asked him what about people that you've ask to forgive you. And they keep rejecting and snubbing you. It has caused a mourning feeling to come. He said... God ask Samuel how long will you mourn for Saul. His mourning was impeding him from anointing the next King. Pastor Zimmerman went on to say... If you have asked them to forgive you. And they won't, you've done everything you can do. It is time for you to move on to what God has anointed you to do. Don't allow yourself to be distracted by disappointments. Move on in the plan that God has for your life rather than trying to make things happen on your own. I hope this is a blessing to someone!!!! You all have an assignment on your life to. And you cannot continue to be distracted by what "ifs"